Option to auto display for motion detection would be really nice feature.
Can we have this feature for all cameras.
We do NOT have this specific feature yet where the Amazon Echo Show 8 automatically displays the front door when the doorbell activated and I could not find any mention of this urgently requested feature.
There is a workaround where the end user is required to purchase an Echo Show 8 and an additional Echo unit to simulate this feature but that workaround is unacceptable due to the lag and extra expense.
If you have this feature configured on a Ring Doorbell device - Please share.
I am holding back my Thanks to Ring and Amazon until I see this feature working.
Open Amazon Alexa app on your phone. Goto Devices -> Camera -> Ring doorbell cam name -> turn on Doorbell Press Announcements and /or Motion Announcements -> Announcement Devices -> Select Echo Show 8 and/or other Echo devices.
Try to press the doorbell button and watch Echo show.
It works on my Ring doorbell 2 and Echo Show 8. Also it works on other Ring Spotlight cam motion too.
I have mine setup in the setting you described below but when the door bell is pressed on my unit it does not automatically display the video image of my front door. What it does do is two things:
-Announces verbally on the speaker that "Someone is at the Front Door"
-It displays on the screen the words "Someone is at the Front Door."
If you have the feature that allows your Echo Show 8 to automatically display the video image of the front door - please reconfirm your settings so I can compare them with mine. I have checked both the Alexa app and Alexa website and have not found any video display settings for the Echo Show 8.
I have checked both alexa app and eho show 8 settings, nothing unusual. When pressing the doorbell button, my echo show announces "Someone is at the Front Door" and displays "connect to ring.com...". After connected it shows the front door video live view, but only a few seconds. No timer settings feature that makes video display longer. If having this feature then it is the good pair. Bottom line is I'm still using "the second echo dot next to it".
I don't know why it didn't work on yours. Maybe its firmware is buggings, doorbell or echo show? who knows?
Yes, please! It makes no sense to not at least have option for motion too. In fact we only have camera so far (no doorbell yet) so motion is our only effective solution.
Thanks Blakhorse01 for confirming that you are using the 2nd Echo unit near the Echo Show as a "Workaround."
I think most of us in the community
want NEED Ring to step up and create a new feature where it automatically displays on the Echo Show units when the doorbell press or motion nearby.
@blackhorse01, you mention an option in the Alexa app under Doorbell Press Annoucement labeled "Annoucement Devices". I do not see this option on the app. I only see the switch next to "Doorbell Press" to enable/disable the annoucement. Perhaps you could upload/attach a screenshot? I wonder if this is an option that is rolled-out regionally or to a subset of users. I'm in Canada and I know there have been certain options in Alexa in the past that were not available to non-US customers.
When I setup my doorbell, there was an Alexa notification stating "when the doorbell is pressed, you can see a live view on an Echo Show", but when I tapped on it, it went to a Help page that didn't not display in the app. However, I was able to backtrack and figure out that the Help page was this:
Update: Appears to be a regional roll-out issue (not yet available in UK, Canada) as seen in YouTube video from Craig's Tech Talk
Attached screenshot from Alexa app with new options --->
@Polaris, Here we go, I uploaded 2 pictures. If you have new setup that looks like the "Alexa app with new options", just tap on Annoucement Devices. It'll go to the next screen, from there you'd select echo show device with Announcements & Live View.